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How To Quickly Remove A Spot From Your Carpet

If you get a spot on your carpet, your must act quickly in order to protect your carpet. Here is how you can tell the difference between a spot and stain and how to remove a spot quickly from your carpet.

A Spot And A Stain Are Different

The first thing you need to understand is that a spot and a stain are two different things. A spot is a substance that has fallen on the floor and can be can be dissolved with water and easily cleaned up.

A stain, on the other hand, is a substance that has fallen on your carpet and either dyed the carpet fibers or otherwise damaged the carpet fibers. It will take an advanced cleaning process in order to remove a carpet stain.

Water Removal Method

This method only requires a spray bottle full of water as well as either a towel or a paper towel. Take your spray bottle and spray around the spot on your carpet as well as directly on the spot. Then, take your towel and gently blot at the spot. Do not push hard or scrub the spot. Just blot at the spot. Your towel should be able to absorb the substance that has fallen onto your carpet.

If there is still a spot on your carpet, spray a little more water on it and continue to blot until the entire spot has been lifted from your carpet.

Dish Soap Method

If the water removal method does not work, or if a stain is still present after you try it, you can spray a mixture of water and dish soap on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. The substance should stick to the bubbles in the dish soap. After a few minutes have passed, use the blotting method to clean the area.

Carpet Spot Removal

You can also purchase and keep on hand a carpet cleaning agent that is specifically designed for dealing with spots. You can find carpet cleaning sprays in the cleaning aisle of your local grocery store.

The removal process with a carpet spot removal agent is very similar to the water method. As soon as the spot happens, take your cleaning agent and spray directly at and around the spot. Let the cleaning agent soak in for a couple of minutes; that way, the cleaning ingredients have a chance to get to work.

Then, take a paper towel or towel, and start to blot at the spot. Once again, you should not rub or scrub the spot. This will break down the fibers in your carpet. Blotting will allow the stain to be absorbed into the towel or paper towel.

If you get a spot on your carpet, you need to work quickly. You can spray the spot either with water, dish soap and water, or with a cleaning solution. After you spray the spot, remember to blot at it, and don't rub it; this could compromise the quality of your carpet.

If your carpet has been stained beyond help, call a company like Power-Kleen.